Joe Nyagah, a former Minister in the grand coalition government and a presidential candidate in the 2017 elections has died.
According to family members, Joe who was 72 years old succumbed to Covid-19.
Joe comes from Gachoka, Embu County, is a son to a former cabinet minister, Jeremiah Nyaga. When Moi became President, Jeremiah was a trusted lieutenant and he was given a cabinet portfolio. His children also ended up occupying prime government positions in the Moi government.
Kenyans online have started sending messages of condolence describing him as an avid politician.
Francis Mbugua tweeted: “What caused his death?Covid? Old age? Underlying problem? I think the restrictions of global movement is denying many medical attention that would ordinarily be available to them in hospital abroad.”
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